Alena Tankachova’s trial to continue in Minsk on January 9


Human rights defender Alena Tankachova will stand trial in Minsk on January 9. The witnesses did not have enough time to speak in Pershamaiski District Court yesterday.

The head of the Legal Transformation Centre Lawtrend is trying to appeal the decision of Pershamaiski District Department of the Interior to deport her from Belarus for three years for speeding.

Alena Tankachova is a Russian citizen who has lived in Belarus for 30 years. She has a job and her own accommodation here.

The seven thousand signatures collected by civil activists in Tankachova’s support have not affected the authorities’ decision to deport her. The authorities’ actions are politically motivated and connected with the human rights defender’s professional activities, representatives of the civil society think.